Pairings Portland will once again be hosting Tarot & Wine! This time, Reverend Erik drew five cards to represent the renewing energies of Spring. What interesting and amazing wines will be paired with the cards?
The five cards for this pairing are the VIII of Swords, the Queen and King of Pentacles, the King of Cups, and the Queen of Wands.
The five-wine flight paired with these cards will be $15. Tarot readings will be $10. Please join us in celebrating the new season!
In the excerpt, Jodorowsky talks about his approach to reading cards.
“I turned the Tarot reading into a kind of synthetic psychoanalysis that I call “tarology.” Essentially, the goal of tarology is not to guess the future but rather, guided by the Arcana, question the consultant about the past in order to help him or her solve current problems.”
This is an intelligent approach, and it’s definitely similar to my own approach, which I call “Arnemancy.”1 Even more interesting, though, is his approach to using the Tarot to explore and interact with memory. He associates memory with the inner world, and states that the goal of his technique is to “act, not just talk.”
A Tarotist interfaces with his inner world through the imagery of the cards. Using tools of visualization, actively interacting with the creation and use of memory is a powerful and effective tool. There are probably many techniques for memory work, but my favorite is the Art of Memory. As I have said before, every effective Tarotist should include mnemotechnics in his toolbox.
Hopefully you have determined that “Arnemancy” is a tongue-in-cheek label. ↩
This event takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, February 28th, and Sunday, March 1st. Artists, studios, and galleries from all over Southeast Portland will be participating! Read more at the SE Area ARTWalk website.
Lucky No. 3 will be hosting at least three artists. In addition, I’ll have a table reading Tarot cards. Even better, I’ll be doing readings for tips only! That means you just leave me whatever you think the reading is worth, even if it’s just a cookie. I don’t accept pets or children as payment.
Please come on by! The art gallery is really great and the entire walk is a blast.
Arnemancy and Pairings Portland is combining a 5-wine tasting flight and Tarot readings like we’ve done before. However, we will also be celebrating Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day!
The Tarot Readings
For $10, you will get a 3-card reading, and this will be a good day for readings about the odd, unusual, and creepy. It will also be a great time for romance readings! What will the cards tell you about your love life? What will your cards tell you about the shoggoth living in your basement? Come and find out!
Wine and Snacks
Jeffrey Weissler of Pairings Portland has put together a great flight of wines for this auspicious event. Here is his description:
A Tarot card chosen for the day.
The Numerology of Friday the 13th. More specifically 2/13/2015.
A wine paired to Pisces, the current Sun sign.
The personality of our fabulous Tarot Reader, Erik L. Arneson! (That’s me!)
A wine paired to chocolate, because chocolate rocks and it’s the night before Valentine’s Day!
The Art of Memory, or ars memoriæ, is a mnemonic technique dating from classical Greece. The technique improves upon our natural memory through discipline, planning, and visualization skills. One of its core methods involves a memory palace, in which memorized architectural details are used to store striking images that aid recall.1 The memory palace technique has been popularized in popular fiction by characters such as Hannibal Lecter and BBC’s latest Sherlock Holmes.
Let’s look at how the Art of Memory relates to the study and use of Tarot. (more…)
There hasn’t been very much activity on the Tarot reading front in December. Last year, it was a very slow month. This year, I focused my December efforts in other directions.
I already have events planned for 2015, though. Stay tuned for details! Thank you all for the support you showed me in 2014. Here’s a report showing how this blog did since its inception earlier this year: Arnemancy in 2014.
Reverend Erik will once more be at Crush Bar reading Tarot cards! Come on by this Sunday, November 23rd, and get a holiday reading. What is in store for you this Thanksgiving? How can you best escape the consumerist crush of Christmas?
Come and see Reverend Erik at Crush bar, and explore the mysteries this holiday season!
Pairings Portland has scary wines for this event! Well, not exactly scary, but definitely not normal comfort zone wines.
The focus will be on wines outside the norm: those hidden in the shadows of what we know, offering flavors and pairing opportunities that will linger in the memory. Each wine will be paired to a cheese, too. The featured cheese styles are soft, goat, sheep, aged, and blue. The spooky wine and cheese tasting will cost $25.
I will also be there, reading Tarot cards! I’ll be offering my normal full readings at $10 for a short reading and $20 for a full reading.
If you’ve looked for a great time for a full Tarot reading, All Hallows’ Day is it!